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Red Concrete Fire Station Rises in Tiny Italian Town

The small Italian town of Innichen (population: 3,175) just showed the world how to build a super cool, "haute" fire station, complete with a Villa Savoye-esque spiral staircase. Constructed of lightweight reddish concrete—with stone pine and locally sourced Loden wood used inside—the building is at once strikingly minimalist, sturdy, and warm. It will, after all, double as town hall of sorts.

According to Pedevilla Architects, the Italian firm behind the project, the red hue serves as a "sign of the building's function and underscores its independence." Also interesting: trying to how the place would look like filled with the larger engines found stateside, as opposed to the compact truck shown in these photos...

Fire Station Vierschach [Architizer]